Flower Children Kaleidoscope

Golden Hour Bokeh

I’ve been planting lots of flowers this year so that I can photograph them. This older bush had pretty much stopped blossoming until I was watering more. Now there are loads of pretty purple flowers all over it. I took my camera out during the golden hour and captured this image. Post processing was done in Lightroom 5.


Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: 12-50mm “kit” lens in macro mode (43mm)
Aperture: f/6
Shutter: 1/100
ISO: 1250

While playing with a trial version of Corel PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate I noticed the “kaleidoscope” effect. Using the above photo, and setting the “petals” to “7” I got this…

Flower Children Kaleidoscope


The only other thing I added in PSP X6 was a “striation” texture.

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